When I lived in Australia, Skyping with my family was the sunshine for me. Seeing my family was great, needed… but my daddy really stole the stage.
He would have a pile of props [unseen from the shot] and use them in a conversation filled with more puns than your own dad has used in all his life in that one conversation. Example…
– Now, Rocky, I’m not HORSIN’ around…
[picks up a toy horse and makes it gallop across the screen.]
– Your mom and I have been going HOG-wild at the thought of talking to you.
[makes a stuffed pig and shakes it in front of the screen.]
And I would try not to laugh [old teenage instinct], but I couldn’t help myself… and I could hear my momma not helping herself in the background… her laugh making the room brighter.
Oh, how thankful I was for that webcam. And I remember that webcam well… I remember the day [to night] I installed it very vividly… what a pain that was.
Cursing under my breath like no one would believe…
– How old is this sh*tty computer!? Did we even have f**king moving-pictures when this damn thing was made?!
New parts, new programs, updates, taking apart some things, putting some things together… and then, HOURS later… voilá! It worked!
So, when I saw this video, I immediately thought of my parents. In 25 years, if I’m not in the vicinity to offer up my cursing-filled help, and my parents need to install a new webcam in their “vacation home”, this is what that will look like…
I love you, Momma and Daddy.
Let’s Skype soon.